Thursday, June 21, 2007

Puzzled Postage

The Aurora Beacon News reports at the Puzzled Postage booth at the Swedish Days festival outside of Chicago, Illinois, philatelists can find postage stamps from all over the world, all glued to wood backing and scroll-sawed into tiny puzzle pieces.

In the article, reporter Denise Linke quotes creator Cliff Nelson as saying, "The main reason I started making puzzles out of postage stamps is that they were something I didn't have to paint. The stamps work well because they are so pretty, and you can find a stamp showing any topic you can think of. Everyone uses stamps, so everyone is familiar with them; that's why getting a stamp as a puzzle is so much fun."

For more on stamps as puzzles, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM